Delta Hospice Society’s constitution can’t be hijacked by well-meaning outsiders

Editor:

Re: MAiD not part of society’s constitution, letter to the editor, Feb. 6

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Two public personalities I had the pleasure to know elected MAiD -- Field of Dreams author Bill Kinsella, and long-time BCGEU president John Shields. I applauded their courage and in parallel circumstances would likely so choose for myself. 

But as a 25-year member of various Greater Vancouver agency boards (including KinVillage a few years back), I know former Delta Hospice Society executive director Nancy Macey is right: a non-profit society’s constitution and bylaws cannot be hijacked by well-meaning outsiders, including the behemoth Fraser Health. 

No offence, but writer Gord Freeborn is simply wrong-footed to insist otherwise just because he happens to be a taxpayer. 

Wm Baird Blackstone

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